Christmas with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus (CD)

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Christmas with the Cincinnati May Festival Chorus (CD)

The Cincinnati May Festival Chorus, the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops, performs a capella traditional Christmas carols under the direction of Robert Porco. The May Festival Chorus has earned acclaim locally, nationally, and internationally for its musicality, vast range of repertoire and sheer power of sound.

The Chorus of 145 professionally trained singers is the core artistic element of the Cincinnati May Festival as well as the official chorus of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops. Founded in 1873, the annual May Festival is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious, choral festivals in the Western Hemisphere. In this release, the Chorus performs sublime a capella arrangements of traditional Christmas hymns and carols.

Composer(s): Ades, Hawley; Anonymous; Bible; Biebl, Franz Xaver; Britten, Benjamin; Brooks, Phillips; Burt, Alfred; Chadwick, James; Chenoweth, Wilbur; Gardner, John; Grainger, Alice; Holst, Gustav; Lauridsen, Morten; Leontovych, Mykola Dmytrovych; Mason, Lowell; Mendelssohn, Felix; Morris, William; Parker, Alice; Poston, Elizabeth; Praetorius, Michael; Rachmaninoff, Sergei; Redner, Lewis H.; Rosetti, Christina; Rutter, John; Shaw, Robert; Traditional; Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Wade, John Francis; Warrell, Arthur; Watts,


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Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.



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